Stories about Cuba
Across the globe, journalists are facin charges of everything from espionage to tax evasion.
Periodismo de Barrio launches a special report on the effects of drought on the people in Cuba.
“The law leaves independent media without ‘legal’ hosting options,” said local journalist and Global Voices author Elaine Diaz.
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
"In a space like this no one has to ask to speak up, there is no schedule for debate."
The Nauta Hogar Internet program is a step forward, but it is still not the solution for Cuban businesses in the technology sector.
"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."
To understand the changing dynamics of the many Cuban families with members living abroad, spend some time in the country's public wifi parks.
Michel Gonzalez Nuñez: “I imagine it is shocking to approve a ‘homosexual’ law in a ‘revolution’ so pumped with testosterone.”
"If only partially granting rights and liberties makes a society "revolutionary", then someone needs to explain to me what "revolutionary" means. To me, this is a contradiction."
What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you
This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!
Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective
There is likely no way for the United States to provide internet access to Cuba without authorization by the Cuban government.
The cancellation of Argentinian reggaeton singer Romina Bernardo by Black French activists open the door to discussions about appropriation that had so far had little space online.
"The concept of 'normal' or 'natural' is as relative as humanity itself."
"For opponents everywhere [...] everyone is so equally oppressed that racial discrimination is unworthy of special attention. These dynamics hijack the discussion and keep us from moving forward."
"What could be considered the first document of its kind in Cuba [...] includes 63 specific demands and is divided into two sections: legislative measures and policies, plans and strategies."
"...it seems incredible that, at this point, our testimony is still put into question."
"...[A]lthough the country recognizes...an important set of rights (health, education, culture, employment), there are others that fall to the wayside in the current national and regional situation."
Online news magazine "El Estornudo" has been blocked inside Cuba and its editor writes an open letter that can be read in other media outlets inside the island.
The Center for Education and Promotion for Sustainable Development is a commitment to participatory environmental management and political ecology in Cuba.